Flower and her family are making their way north to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Their journey is dangerous and often desperate. Interwoven with Flower's narrative is the story of Felicia, a young girl living over 150 years later in Canada in a small community that was once an end-point of the Underground Railroad. Felicia is researching her ancestry for a class project. As she talks to her family and learns about her ancestors' struggles and successes, their bravery gives her the strength to confront a bullying classmate.